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Bosch technology on board the Dallara Stradale

State-of-the-art engine control and safety

  • Bosch tech ensures safety and performance without taking the fun out of driving
  • Bosch developed Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and engine control unit specifically for the Dallara Stradale

Abstatt, Varano de’ Melegari, Italy – A lifelong dream just came true. The Italian race-car chassis builder is shipping its first street-legal vehicle – the Dallara Stradale. It fulfills a long-pursued wish for company founder Giampaolo Dallara. With 400 hp and weighing just 855 kilos, this new sports car promises pure driving pleasure. Merely getting into this door-less two-seater feels like climbing into a Formula One racer. Dallara joined forces with Bosch to develop the key safety and engine control systems needed to handle this extreme sports car on the road and race track, pairing peak performance with maximum safety to make it a joy to drive.

Custom software solutions for the best handling and performance

It took chassis-builder Dallara less than three years to develop its first street-legal sports car. To this end, the Italian company called on the development services of Bosch Engineering, a wholly-owned Bosch subsidiary, for software and hardware support. Designing a street-legal car for the race track and engineering it for both peak performance and utmost safety presented a big challenge for the two teams. A vehicle built for such extremes has some unique demands for technology to meet. The software and hardware for the engine control unit had to be adapted to the vehicle’s extremely light design and unusual architecture. Its engine is equipped with a gasoline particulate filter and, yet it always performs to its full potential with the benefit of tailored engine control strategies, sophisticated engine applications, and an effective direct injection system.

“Right from the start, I was thrilled by this project. Besides the professionalism it was especially the great passion to transfer the technology and the spirit of racing into this fantastic sports car. This is also reflected in our extremely effective and reliable cooperation, which made a very short development time possible," says Bernhard Bihr, Chairman of the Board of Management, Bosch Engineering GmbH. "We are delighted to have been able to support Giampaolo Dallara in realising his life's dream and to have been part of this great project".

Custom hardware

The Dallara Stradale features the Bosch ESP 9.1 Electronic Stability Program. This system was developed to ensure drivers excellent control over the vehicle even under the most extreme driving conditions such as on a race track. Equipped with a special sensor system, the ESP provides stability control for the Stradale, despite its very dynamic performance at a lateral acceleration beyond 2 g. The ESP was calibrated jointly with the customer to rule out any adverse intervention. This system enables drivers to enjoy a sporty motoring experience without compromising safety and stability. Its purpose is to retain dynamic handling at the wheel and performance at the limit.

As a development partner, Bosch Engineering was on board the project from start to finish, supporting Dallara with comprehensive consulting and services ranging from test bench measurements and test drives to holistic vehicle development.

About Bosch Engineering GmbH

Bosch Engineering GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH and is head-quartered in Abstatt, Germany. As a systems development partner to the automotive industry since 1999, the company with its more than 2,600 associates offers development services for powertrains, safety and convenience systems, and electrical and electronic systems – from the original concept to series production. Specialized in electronics and software, it draws on Bosch’s proven large-scale series production technology to develop tailored solutions for a wide variety of applications in passenger cars, commercial vehicles, off-highway and recreational vehicles, and in rail applications, ships, and industry. Bosch Engineering GmbH also coordinates all the Bosch Group’s motorsports activities.

Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch-engineering.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 402,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2017). The company generated sales of 78.1 billion euros in 2017. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology.

As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 125 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 64,500 associates in research and development.

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